EMMY-NOMINATED FILMMAKER JANE WELLS’
NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
‘POT LUCK’ NARRATED BY ROBIN QUIVERS
TO SCREEN ONLINE AT THE VIRTUAL (DUE TO COVID-19) SOCIALLY RELEVANT™ FILM FESTIVAL(SRFF) NEW YORK
It Has Been 5 Years Since Full Legalization of Cannabis in Colorado. Come Take a Look at How It’s All Playing Out and What This Blazed New World Looks Like.
Pot Luck, narrated by Robin Quivers, a 3 Generations production, from Emmy-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Jane Wells, will screen as part of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York – 7th edition – which was originally scheduled for March 16-22, 2020, but due to COVID-19 the Festival will now run June 22 – 28 online.
Pot Luck director Jane Wells will do an online Q & A as part of the festival’s “Meet the Filmmakers” LIVE sessions on Friday, June 26 at 5:30pm ET. The sessions are free for everyone who subscribes to the festival’s YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSz55oZhoPPlhJos82RoSw?view_as=subscriber
Pot Luck will be available to screen on the festival’s website from 5:00pm ET, Thursday, June 25 through 5:00pm ET, Saturday, June 27. Screening tickets are $6 and available at https://www.eventcombo.com/e/fri-626-tell-my-story-butter-pot-luck-shorts-block-5-39589
Pot Luck was released on DigitalHD and DVD in North America by Giant Pictures, the digital film distribution division of Giant Interactive on the unofficial marijuana “holiday” 4/20, which started out as a counterculture event every April 20. With each passing year, as legalization and corporatization of marijuana becomes more prevalent, 4/20 has morphed into a more mainstream “holiday.”
Pot Luck takes a road trip across the state of Colorado to find out what the new normal looks like. The war on drugs has failed, but is legalization of cannabis the answer? It has been five years since the people of Colorado voted to legalize cannabis in all its forms. A colorful cast of locals including businessmen, budtenders, barbers, cops and farmers share a stake in the still-evolving world of legal cannabis.
Gathering their stories and experiences the film looks beyond the headlines and hysteria and asks: Is this blazed new world a good one? Have the injustices of the war on drugs been addressed? Is legalization synonymous with greater social justice? What is driving the movement to legalize cannabis, progressive ideals or unfettered capitalism?
Criss-crossing the state, filming people going about their working lives, Pot Luck gradually reveals new material about what legalization looks like on a day-to-day basis. It exposes some uncomfortable truths about public health and safety, about who and what is driving the industry as well as the collateral damage.
The potential benefits of medical cannabis and miracle cures are witnessed along with concerns about the unintended consequences of full recreational use of the drug. Pot Luck pays special attention to the impact on minorities, the very people who advocates claim will most benefit from legalization.
“I used to live in Colorado. Legalization has changed the state in visible ways. As a progressive, cognizant of the failures of the war on drugs, I was curious to look more deeply and document the changes in my former home state. Although the motivation for this film was quite personal, I have let the Coloradans show us their new landscape, share their perspectives and tell their stories,” said Wells.
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